‘Hope that Tottenham don’t play him’ – Norwich man hopeful of Skipp return 

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Norwich midfielder, Alex Tettey, is hopeful that Oliver Skipp will return to the East Anglian club next season, insisting that the youngster needs regular minutes under his belt to continue his development. 

Skipp has been one of the Canaries’ most consistent performers this season and his contribution has arguably been one of the key reasons the club have been able to seal promotion back to the Premier League.

Previous reports indicated that Spurs turned down several approaches from Premier League clubs to sign Skipp on loan for next season.

Daniel Farke revealed a couple of weeks ago that while Norwich will hold talks with Tottenham about re-signing the 20-year-old on loan next season but admitted that the decision is out of their hands. 

Tettey believes that Skipp should return to Carrow Road next season if he is not assured of a place in Tottenham’s midfielder.

The Norwegian told Eastern Daily Press: “Every Norwich fan would say that they hope that Tottenham don’t play him so he can come back!.

“When you are that age, you consistently play football. Tottenham need to find out whether they want to give him that. If not, then we know and he knows there is only one place for him. He should just come here. 

“There is no pressure. The manager loves him. He knows the group, he’s been here and done well. It makes sense for him to come back. Everyone wants him to come back. Fingers crossed.”

Tettey waxed lyrical about Skipp’s displays this season and admitted that he is no doubt that the Spurs academy graduate is destined for the top.

He added: “There’s one mark he gets from me and that’s A+++. There’s not much to say, I don’t know how you can be 20 and play with the maturity and quality that he does.

“In any team, you need a guy like that. He’s the modern type player that you need. He is an incredible young footballer with a bright future ahead of him. He is a nice guy as well. 

“What I like about him is he is not that loud, he smiles a lot but when he plays his football, he’s there.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

On the evidence of the last few months, we could certainly do with Skipp in the squad as Hojbjerg’s form has dropped off, either due to a lack of competition or because of fatigue.

However, if we are to sign another midfielder this summer like a Sander Berge or a Yves Bissouma, I would not mind us loaning Skipp out to Norwich for another season as a sweetener to potentially jump the queue for Max Aarons’ signature. 

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